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the environment code to restrict the sale or distribution on city property of drinking water in plastic bottles of 21 ounces or less, set city policy to increase the availability of drinking water in public areas, and bar the use of city funds to purchase bottled water, and making environmental findings. ~ water. >> and, supervisor chiu is the author of item number 1. supervisor chiu. >> colleagues, thank you. thank you, colleagues. i very much appreciate your consideration of our legislation to hopefully [speaker not understood] plastic water bottles on city property. in recent months as we've all seen the extreme water conditions and drought in our country, in our world, the need to combat global warming cannot be more urgent. as our city has led the fight for the environment, we need to be a leader to our addiction in plastic bottled water. our world was not addicted to plastic bottled water. only in the 1990s did the now $60 billion plastic bottled water experience growth based on marketing campaigns. but before that, [speaker not understood], everyone around the world has managed to stay h
to the board as a committee report. it's an ordinance to amend the environment code to restrict the sale or distribution on city property of drinking water and plastic bottles of 21 ounces or less, set city policy to increase the availability of drinking water in public areas and buy the use of city funds to purchase bottled water and making requisite findings. >> president chiu. >> thank you, mr. chair. colleagues, i very much want to thank you for your consideration of this item as well as members of the community that have worked with my office for the better parts of nine months to move this forward. we all know with climate change and the importance of combating climate change that san francisco, we've been leading the way in fighting for our environment and this is why i ask you to support this legislation, to reduce and discourage the use of single use single serving plastic water bottles in san francisco. the ordinance we have in front of us really does three things. it helps to restrict the sale or distribution of bottled water on city property. it sets city policy to increase t
community has already been here for me and i'm a product of my environment and i think it's my purpose to give back and actually do good as i can and pay off what's been given to me. >> so that's talking about partnerships with schools and as we doing the videos in the future so the skies the limit of what we can do with this program moving forward. lastly i have one minor amendment to the legislation which is on page three, lines 21 and 22 and basically it's saying that we would sell -- we would actually distribute bikes valued at no more than $500 resale value so we limit the actual -- the more expensive bikes will not be sold but $500 resale value means they're high quality bikes that will get out on the streets so the bike quality will range from some fixer uppers and bikes used for training or even competition so it will be a huge benefit to our communities and i want to thank jeremy pollack for working on the legislation and the community groups working on this and the bike coalitions and others as well so i have an amendment of the whole to add and is there comments or question
of the environment they are in charge of working with city departments about the requirements of this ordinance to make sure that this is doable. >> good afternoon, supervisors cohen, chiu, [speaker not understood]. .public utilities commission. this legislation [speaker not understood] distribution of bottled water on city property is in [speaker not understood] and encouraging greater consumption of bottled water. -- of tap water, sorry. the drinking water provided by the sfpuc is among the purest, the cheapest to deliver and the best tasting water in the world. this legislation build upon the tap ordinance sponsored previously by supervisor chiu, mar, and [speaker not understood] joint tap program, golden tap initiative and drink tap in school. so, these programs, sfpuc in cooperation with other city departments and agencies has begun installing bottle filling stations and public spaces in schools throughout the city. san francisco is among the first cities in the united states to feature outdoor reusable bottle refilling stations. our stations can be found in golden gate park, crocker amazo
and the environment. through our eight year old think outside the bottle campaign we've collaborated with over 140 cities, universities and many national parks to promote tap over bottled water. and san francisco will continue to play a lead role in this movement bypassing president chiu's ordinance. 2007, as supervisor mentioned, san francisco set a precedent for citieses across the u.s. by cutting spending on bottled water. we saved tax payers nearly $500,000 a year and underscored the importance of our public water system. supervisor chiu's ordinance build on that legacy by codifying this commitment into law and increasing access to public water on city property. it is an important step toward ensuring our community has access to choose clean and safe public water. and by reinvesting in and promoting public water over bottled water, san francisco will set an important example for other cities and people across the country. the bottled water industry has had misleading marketing [speaker not understood]. public water is much more regulated than bottled water and is the best way to ensure access
are a port. we are at the water's edge. we are in proximity to the water and the windy environment. we have a challenge trying to control waste and debris that gets into the bay. we've all heard about the pacific plastic jar, large texas size swirls of plastic in the ocean. we even had a tenant who built a boat out of plastic bottles to sail it through that plastic to bring it to attention. it is something we've been aware of sometime. we looked at this in part through our obligationed under the state municipal stormwater program which requires us to keep debris out of the waters of the state ~. we review every lease, license, or event for environmental conditions. and, so, we have been acute eye for the potential impacts of what occurs on port property. we also, like all departments, have a zero waste program, zero waste coordinator and climate liaison. so, we had a nexus of various environmental concerns that as i say are particularly acute because of a proximity to the water. so, with that in mind, we were concerned to look at ways to reduce the possibility of plastics getting into the b
you, mr. richie. supervisor tang, any questions? okay. thank you. mr. rodriguez from the environment department. >> good afternoon. i want to spend some time to talk about education activities that our department takes in support to get around conservation to city san franciscans and water users and we play a role to sf puc and do many activities. one that i wanted to focus on our if i can is our school education program and working with san francisco unified and various schools in order to do that. also i have a quick powerpoint. if we can put the that up as i walk through the items. since 2001 our school education team has been involved in water education. thanks to the support from the san francisco public utilities commission. we have designed a program called save our bay which we target to 5th grade classes merely teaching about water pollution prevention and promote water conservation. today we given over 800 presentation to 5th graders reaching about 25,000 students here in san francisco. in addition the team has developed a variety of fact sheets about environmental topics i
we've been given a road map and fund our san francisco environment commission system in a responsible and 0 sustainable way we have to tackle our long-term transportation changes so in november working with the board of supervisors i'll support the transportation 2014 recommendation. bring to the voter a 5 hundred million general going transportation bond and a measure to increase the local vehicle fee. now i recognize that asking voters to pay more for their vehicle fee maybe an uphill battle since the cotton is so high but the cost of ignoring munis problems and falling further behind and a jamming more people into an overcrowded streetcar situation. while we're at it if we're going to take into consideration comprehensive approaches to funding muni let's tear off the band aid that made our resident lived a little bit more frustratingly i'm talking about the meters. folks it generated several million dollars last year almost half of it from parking ticketed no one likes it not me so with the more is substantial approach to funding our transportation system we can give our meters and
of environment where i manage the commuter transportation programs and outreach services. my interest and experiences also is not only limited to transportation. i understand the factors that contribute to making a complete functioning and vibrant neighborhood for residents and visitors including access to basic services, amenities to parks and schools. on a personal level, i grew up in san francisco and lived in the area for years. i also work in the planning area and understand the multi- modal areas and in the current and future developments that open over the course of the year. to conclude i'm interested to contribute to the market octavia community and in a way that is sustainable and cohesive and long-term impact. >>supervisor norman yee: any questions? >>supervisor katy tang: no questions but a comment that i appreciate your contribution. i think you bring to the table a really great integration with your personal and professional life. i think you would be a great continuing addition to cac. >>supervisor norman yee: there is three other seats. which includes kenneth wingard a
and planning and the sf mta so it's absolutely a collaborative environment to look at what is happening on our streets and what can we do to move forward in terms of plent so i think we have made strides? this effort. >> who is in charge? >> the mta is in charge for the most part. we are tasked with the individual projects and collaboration with them. some require collaboration but for the most part we will do the planning work and the implementation and finding the funding securing the funding through our budget or of the grants to actually make the improvements. >> i appreciate that and when i asked this question several years ago none of the departments stepped up and said we're responsible for this and unless there is a department that has the responsibility for being in charge of driving this it's hard for us as policy makers to find out who is accountable to us to get this done so i appreciate your answer. >> absolutely. >> thank you. >> thanks. supervisor tang. okay. i just have -- can you tell me where the mta is on approving the -- or hearing the vision zero plan at their commiss
and make an impact on the environment and take cars off the street and promotes -- reduce the carbon footprint of our transportation in san francisco. since 2012 we -- the city has partnered with community based organizations on a series bike builds and they provide low income youths with refurbished bikes. this program has distributed over 400 bicycles to san francisco youth. the number of bikes on streets increased but the outer neighborhoods and excelsior and bay view and parts of the mission are behind the city core and we want to expand the opportunities to these areas that don't have the greatest access f we're going to reach our goal of 20% bike trips by 2020 that president chiu supported and all of us promoted we need to increase access to bikes especially low income neighborhoods in the outer neighborhoods and this is a great program and partnership -- we am hear about it in a second with the video from the police department that support this legislation make sure that unclaimed bikes, bikes that are sitting in a warehouse for a number of months and years can find a home a
books and in our environment. when we are able to put forward infrastructure that supports water [speaker not understood] i'll be supporting it wholeheartedly. thank you. >> any further discussion? okay, madam clerk, can we have a roll call vote. >> on item 27, supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. there are 11 ayes. >> colleagues, this ordinance is passed on the first reading. thank you. [gavel] >> with that, why don't we did to our 3:00 p.m. special order. madam clerk, can you call items 24 and 25? >> pursuant to a motion approved on february 11th, the board of supervisors will convene a committee of the whole for item 24, public [speaker not understood]. item 25, resolution approving and authorizing the successor agency to the redevelopment agency of the city and county of san francisco to execute a lease o
the department of the environment to apply for a $250,000 grant from the california strategic growth council to create the biodiversity action plan, for the period of july 1, 2014, through june 30, 2015. ~ action plan. >> colleagues, can we take this item same house same call? without objection this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 19 is a ordinance amending the planning code, zoning use district map zn01, to provide for eligibility to sell transferrable development rights for property at 133 - 135 golden gate avenue (st. bonafice church and rectory); and making environmental findings, and finding of consistency with the general plan, and the eight priority policies of planning code, section 101.1. ~ we can requisite findings. >> colleagues, same house same call? this ordinance is passed on the first reading. [gavel] >> item 20 is an ordinance amending the planning code to allow non-conforming secondary structures in a c-3-r (downtown retail) zoning district to be demolished and rebuilt to the prior non-conforming size under certain conditions; making environmental findin
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